Touch-A-Truck Attracts Hundreds in Marion

The weather – perfect. The turnout – remarkable. Hundreds of children and their families came out on Saturday, May 11, for the Marion Recreation Department’s 8thannual Kids Equipment Fun Day, aka Touch-A-Truck, at Washburn Park.             Recreation Director Jody Dickerson was busy with his crew serving up hot dogs and handing out plastic firefighter and construction […] Read more »

What Eleanor Said

            Imagine being able to have a conversation with Eleanor Roosevelt; being able to ask her questions and being treated to her warmth and hospitality in her beloved home Val Kill. That is precisely the experience enjoyed by a packed house when Carol Cohen gave her presentation at the Mattapoisett Public Library on May 4.             Titled […] Read more »

Poetry is Pugilism

            I bet the real Emily Dickinson would never have walked onto a stage and read her poems aloud in something called a “poetry knockout.” Walt Whitman, though? The no holds barred self-proclaimed “America’s Poet” would, and I bet he would have loved the chance to “celebrate myself and sing myself” in front of an audience. […] Read more »

‘The Bogs’ to Be Restored

            The Buzzards Bay Coalition (BBC) held a public presentation on April 25 to share its plans for restoring old cranberry bogs on Acushnet Road to a natural wetlands paradise. BBC Vice President Brendan Annett and Restoration Ecologist Sara Quintal spoke for about an hour explaining the current condition of the property and future plans.             When […] Read more »

Eagle Scout Provides Arbor Day Donation

            This year’s Arbor Day ceremony in Rochester was brought to the town courtesy of aspiring Eagle Scout Dominic Mattera, who for his Eagle Scout project planted two young magnolia trees at the entrance of the Dexter Lane ball field.             Rochester’s Arbor Day representative Matt Monteiro assembled a small ceremony on Friday evening, April 26, to […] Read more »

A Good Harvest, Indeed

Someone out there will know the answer to this question: When humankind first developed a written language, how long did it take before poetry was created? Since that moment, whenever it was, for centuries the poet has been the one to bring forth all the emotions, sensations, observations, intuitions, and all manners of mindfulness to […] Read more »

Herring Decline Mystery Spawns New Studies

            Throughout the coastal waters of New England, the annual migration of river herring has been a seasonal “must see” event. Watching thousands of small fish swim upstream to natal waters, traveling from saltwater oceans to freshwater streams and ponds, is one of nature’s miracles. Yet these marine animals, like most living things on the plant, […] Read more »

Forum Informs Voters on Town Meeting, Election

            Courtesy of the League of Women Voters, Mattapoisett residents enjoyed the chance to meet some of their 2019 Annual Election candidates on April 27 – all running uncontested now, after Seth Hiller dropped out of the Board of Selectmen race earlier this month, essentially handing the election to incumbent Jordan Collyer for a sixth term […] Read more »

Sherlock Holmes’ Mystery at the Manor

The fifth and sixth grade students from the Rochester Memorial School Drama Club will be performing “Sherlock Holmes’ Mystery at the Manor,” a two-act comedy/mystery adapted from Hound of the Baskervillesby Arthur Conan Doyle.             Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick, Dr. John Watson, head to Devonshire, England to solve the mystery of a large hound haunting the […] Read more »

Groundbreaking Marks Start of Bike Path Project

            It’s finally official! April 25 marked the official commencement of the expansion of the Mattapoisett bike path, and state officials, local officials, and the folks of Mattapoisett all gathered at the YMCA grounds at the end of Reservation Road to celebrate this latest phase of the bike path, one that will further connect area residents […] Read more »